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Monday, 4 September 2017

A little parenting reminder....

I misplaced my licence on Father's Day, and spent 3 hours hunting around the house to find it. I needed to drive to see my Dad, forty five minutes away. I thought I'd organise a replacement on Monday when I went to renew the rego, but at the last minute I googled what I needed to do and discovered I could replace it online, and that would get me an interim cover note. So I bit the bullet and did exactly that.

When I called the kids to get in the car, my Learner Driver questioned "But how are you going to drive without a licence?". In that instant I was relieved I'd done the right thing. I could explain about the interim licence and set the right example. 

We can't very well tell our kids to behave one way when we do another.

My intentions may not have been pure but I learnt my lesson regardless.

Some rules are not made to be broken.

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Update: I love that the licence turned up in the post when the sushi bar at the Fish Markets posted it back to me, and I love that the outcome was in my favour without more drama than 3 hours wasted pulling the house apart trying to find it. And as I've said, before 'it's the little things, and not expectation, that make life worth living'

24 comments:

  1. Much better than risking a fine, I say!

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  2. Very good!! I was pulled over by the police the other day for speeding and the kids were in the car. Now the girls have turned into back seat drivers saying 40 mum, 40. Okay 50, you can do 50.

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  3. Thank goodness you'd done the right thing so you could set a good example for the kids. I'm sure the fine would be some horrendous amount!

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  4. I always think showing someone how to do the right thing is always far more effective than telling someone how to do the right thing. Yay for parenting by example!

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  5. Good for you. I lost my licence on my last trip to Sydney. I blame tiredness, a cancelled flight which resulted in needing an unexpected overnight stay and me going almost 3 days without sleep. It was just before the foiled terror attack at Sydney airport, so I'm very lucky I was allowed to get on my eventual flight home without photo ID. As far as I could tell, there weren't any online options for me.

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  6. You definitely did the right thing. I don't think we ever stop learning, and who better to teach us than our own children.
    #globalblogging

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  7. The follow up - even though I remember bringing it into the house, I didn't as it turned up in the post from the Sydney Fish Markets where it must have fallen out of my wallet! I would make a very unreliable witness...

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  8. Actions certainly do speak louder than words. #TeamLovinLife

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  9. Oh yes.... I think the whole 'walking the talk' thing is really important with kids or younger people. I'm with Jo in that respect - actions do speak much louder than words when we're setting an example or trying to be a role model! #teamlovinlife

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  10. How lovely of the Sushi Bar ro post your licence back to you after they found it!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  11. My baby is 18rys this week and has never been slow to pull me up If I don't do as I expect him to. So I learnt a long time ago to lead by example.

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  12. Good for you! And thank you, you have reminded me that I need to renew my licence! Have been driving for 10 whole years, crazy! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  13. I'm with you on trying to set a good example and doing the right thing - even if nobody notices! It's called being a woman of integrity :-)

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  14. Sometimes it is hard trying to be a good example all the time! #globalblogging

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  15. I always feel weird driving without the licence when I have to send it in for renewal!

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  16. Oh you're very good to be so switched on. I once forgot to renew for months and felt so ill when I found out!! Loving the service from the sushi bar �� #teamIBOT

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  17. Couldn't agree more! We never stop learning! #globalblogging

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  18. Yep I agree, you did the right thing, and it's better than paying the consequences. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  19. You did the right thing. Although it's hard to set an example all the time!!
    #KCACOLS

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  20. Better safe than sorry - generally what I go by. #kcacols

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  21. Thank goodness you did your research and I agree it's always best to lead by example! #KCACOLS

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  22. Glad it turned up. Thanks for linking to #KCACOLS Come back soon.

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